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Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special Electric Bass (Maple with Gig Bag), Black

Special? Very! This hot-rodded hybrid packs P and J pickups, a smooth Jazz Bass maple neck, American Vintage P Bass bridge and a glittering gold pickguard. (58) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Dual-coil ceramic Jazz Bass pickup High-output and bright; cuts through dense mixes
Precision Bass split single-coil pickup No hum; "bell-like" tone and clarity
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Maple neck and fretboard Bright, even tone with long sustain

One of the Most Versatile P Basses Around -- And Dressed to Kill

You're likely to find the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special to be one of the most versatile basses in the entire Fender line. That's because it comes equipped with both a Precision Bass pickup in the middle position, and a dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge. This hybrid instrument not only gives you access to two totally unique sound sources -- it allows you to blend the output of the pickups to create new and unique combinations. Special, indeed!

P Bass Body, J Bass Neck

This dynamic instrument is made from an alder body cut with the classic P Bass contours. The neck, however, is a maple Jazz Bass design, cut in the modern C-shape profile that has proven consistently to be the smoothest and fastest-playing neck shape on Fender basses. There are 20 stainless steel frets here, all cleanly accessible, even in the highest positions. The neck plays with a comfortable 9.5-inch radius.

Hybrid Pickup Design: Like Two Basses in One

The distinguishing feature of the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special is the presence of both P and J Bass pickups. In the middle position you'll find a standard alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, delivering a powerful, singing tone. Below that, in the bridge position, you've got the active dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup with nickel-plated pole pieces and pan-pot switching.

Pan-Pot Pickup Blending and Active EQ

Underneath the pickups you've got controls for the highly musical-sounding active 3-band EQ. Treble, Mids, and Bass frequencies can all be adjusted here. Select your pickup -- or blend the outputs of both -- with the pan pot.

Rock-Solid and Ready to Rock

The hardware on the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass is chrome throughout. And the beveled gold vinyl pickguard looks darned stylish, too!

Features:

- Alder Body
- Maple Jazz Bass Neck
- Maple Fingerboard
- 20 medium jumbo Frets
- 1 x standard Alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup
- 1 x dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup
- Master Volume and Pan Pot
- 3-band active EQ
- American Vintage Precision Bass Bridge
- Standard Chrome Machine heads
- Beveled Gold Vinyl Pickguard

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Series: Deluxe Series

Body: alder, (Precision Bass body)

Neck: maple Jazz Bass neck, modern C-shape, satin polyurethane finish

Fingerboard: rosewood p/n 013-5760 or maple p/n 013-5762, (9.5 in. radius/241 mm)

No. of frets: 20 medium jumbo frets

Pickups: 1 standard Alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup (mid), 1 dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup with nickel plated pole pieces (bridge)

Controls:
-- Master volume, pan pot, 3-band active EQ with:

-- Treble boost/cut: +/- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave.

-- Mid boost/cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.

-- Bass boost/cut: +/- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.

Pickup switching: pan pot

Bridge: American Vintage Precision Bass

Machine heads: standard

Hardware: chrome

Pickguard: 1-ply beveled gold vinyl

Scale length: 34 in. (864 mm)

Width at nut: 1.50 in. (38mm)

Unique features: side mounted jack

Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, gauges: (.045, .065, .080, .100), p/n 073-7250-005

Accessories: deluxe gig bag

Case: deluxe gig bag

Introduced: 1/2005
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

For bassists who dig today's active lifestyle, Fender offers the stylish and thunderous Deluxe Series Active P Bass Special guitar.

This huge-sounding hybrid model features an alder body adorned with a single-ply beveled gold vinyl pickguard and a maple Jazz Bass guitar neck (modern C shape) with a 20-fret, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard. On board are a standard alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup (middle) and a dual-coil ceramic Noiseless(TM) Jazz Bass pickup with nickel-plated pole pieces (bridge) with pan-pot switching.

Controls are master volume, pan, and three-band active EQ with treble boost/cut (+/- 10 db at 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave), mid boost/cut (+10dB, -15dB at 500Hz, and a wide band slope) and bass boost/cut (+/- 12db at 40Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave). Other features include chrome hardware, American Vintage Precision Bass bridge, side-mounted jack and deluxe gig bag. Truly an amazing instrument.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Mabye the best yet"
Overall: Well, I got this one about 3 days ago, in blizzard pearl. The online pix do it ZERO justice. The bass is beautiful. The color is more like pearl white meets metallic silver. The maple neck is as smooth as silk. I did not have to adjust ANYTHING. It was set up straight from the box. The sound? Pick the tone, and it's there. The P/J noiseless pickups are great, action is amazing. I've played the Marcus Miller jazz bass, and some other high-end instruments like the R Bass. They are NO match to this one, which is made in Mexico...about 100 miles from the U.S. plant and the same parts. I am more than impressed, and that's not easy to do.
Style of Music: Blues, metal, pop, oldies, Latin, Portuguese, Brazilian, jazz, gospel, contemporary Christian
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great tone and playability!"
Overall: The only thing I didn't like, and this is a matter of personal taste, was the gold pickguard. I changed it immediately for the red dragonfire pickguard. I bought the black bass with the maple fingerboard. The active EQ is great, but set flat, the bass sounds fantastic. I've seen comments about the bridge being sub-standard, but it comes with the same bridge that my '62 Jazz bass had. I've never had a problem with that in all these years(yes...original '62, not a reissue) and sustain has never been a problem. The components...pots, pickups, etc. are high quality and the workmanship is top notch. The fact that it was made in Mexico does not (in this case) mean lesser quality. I would definitely replace this bass if I needed to. I thought the workmanship, playabilty, tone, and price made this bass a great purchase. No regrets ...totally happy with bass.
Style of Music: Blues, jazz
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